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100th Anniversary of the Mystic River Bascule Bridge Dedication and FIREWORKS Celebration
October 15, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday, October 15th is the official Bridge Anniversary Dedication and Fireworks Celebration! Head to Mystic River Park at 2pm and be a part of history as community leaders and special guests honor the oldest Bascule Bridge in the United States and a symbol of our transportation and communication history deeply rooted in southeastern Connecticut.
2:00pm A dedication from members of our state and local governments, a celebration of Bridge Tenders from the past and present, the announcement of our Bridge Anniversary High School Scholarship winners, coloring, and photography contest winners, and so much more.
3:00pm Live music on Cottrell Street and CHILIFEST with participating restaurants
8:15 pm Then, grab your camera and meet us along the banks of the Mystic River where our Fireworks Celebration, sponsored by Foxwoods Resort Casino, takes place 8:15. A once in a life-time event deserves a once in a lifetime celebration…
DID YOU KNOW… That our Bascule Bridge was designed by former Otis Elevator Company Chief Engineer, Thomas Ellis Brown of New York AND is a Strauss Heel-trunnion type bridge!? It was built by J. E. FitzGerald Construction Company of New London, CT.
Fireworks are sponsored by Foxwoods Resort Casino.